The Optimist Club of Timonium

The club implements local projects and programs endorsed by Optimist International. Learn about how we help our local community and the youth of Timonium, Maryland.

Flamingo Flocking

Our regularly scheduled meetings and events may be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact us for details.

The club is proud to mark its 60th Anniversary in June 2017!

Who We Are

The club was proud to mark its 60th Anniversary in June 2017!

The Optimist Club of Timonium, Inc.—known informally as the Timonium Optimist Club or Timonium Optimists—is an organization of civic-minded men and women working together for the greater good of our area, particularly in service to youth. As Timonium Optimists, we volunteer our time and talents on projects that positively affect young people in our local community and throughout the metropolitan area. More »

Annual* Timonium Optimist Golf Tournament

Attention, all you golfers and members who know golfers!

* Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Hereford/Timonium golf tournament for Aug. 21, 2020 is canceled. We hope to schedule a tournament for Spring 2021. Revised plans will be posted on the golf fundraiser page on this website.

Annual Timonium Optimist Golf Tournament

Optimist International - Bringing Out the Best in KidsNew Members Welcome!

Joining the Timonium Optimist Club offers you the chance to meet some great people, to get involved in important and satisfying work, and to enjoy yourself while making a difference.

Our Primary Mission

Continuing to make a difference for the youth of our area!

Young Artists Showcase

An annual exhibition of original work by student artists in a public exhibit at the Hereford Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library and now online!


Club Oratorical Contest

Win a scholarship toward advanced education! Entrants give a 4- to 5-minute speech on the assigned topic and compete against other students.


Club Essay Contest

Win a scholarship toward advanced education! Students write a essay expressing their views on the assigned topic for the year.


Annual Golf Tournament

Timonium Optimists team up with the Hereford Optimists to host a shared outing for both clubs. Stay tuned for the 2020 event.


Ravens Ticket Raffle

Each summer, the Timonium Optimists raffle off a pair of season tickets for the Baltimore Ravens regular season home games. Stay tuned for the 2019 event.


Shop with a Cop

Make the holidays brighter for local disadvantaged youngsters! There is no better way to get into the Christmas spirit than to help with Shop with a Cop! 2018 event details coming soon.